Sexual violence is a scourge in our society. Our University should and will be leading the discussion on how this scourge can be eliminated. We are grateful to students who have highlighted the issue. However, any discussion regarding rape and rape culture must take place in light of the rights and values enshrined in our Constitution, and with due respect for the rule of law which includes the principles of natural justice.
In the past few days, debates at Rhodes about sexual offences have dominated discussions on campus and social media.
The Centre for Constitutional Rights and the Faculty of Law at Rhodes University, Supported by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation is to host a discussion "The Role of Universities in Building an Inclusive Societies".
Speakers: Dr Sizwe Mabizela (Vice Chancellor Rhodes University) and Mr Mpumelelo Ncwadi (Director, Indwe Trust)